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Chinese cyberspy network smashed

On April 7, 2012, in Spying, by Editor

An international cyberspy ring targeting politicians, diplomats and journalists has been blown open by computer experts. – The Metro, UK GhostNet, believed to be China-based, infected 1,300 computers in 103 countries, with a third of victims considered ‘high value targets’. The Dalai Lama’s personal office was among those ‘conclusively compromised’, giving the attackers access to […]

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UK spied on Russians with fake rock

On January 19, 2012, in Spying, by Editor

A former UK government official has admitted Britain was caught spying when Russia exposed its use of a fake rock in Moscow to hide electronic equipment. – The BBC, UK The fake rock with the hidden camera inside. Russia made the allegations in January 2006, but this is the first time anyone in the UK […]

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EDF fined €1.5m for spying on Greenpeace

On November 10, 2011, in Spying, by Editor

The energy company’s former security chief was sentenced to three years in prison for employing a firm to hack into the energy watchdog’s computers. – By Hanna Gersmann, The Guardian, UK France’s state energy firm EDF has been fined €1.5m by a Paris court for spying on Greenpeace. “As one of the six companies with […]

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